Date of Award


Degree Type

Restricted to Claremont Colleges Dissertation

Degree Name

International Studies, MA


School of Arts and Humanities

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

John Caughey

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Philippine Independence Mission, Philippine Independence Movement, World War I, Quezon, McKinley, Sovereignty

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Arts and Humanities


This thesis covers the first Philippine Independence Mission made to the United States in the early 20th century. Shortly following the conclusion of World War I, representatives from the Philippines sought to gain fulfillment of its independence. The origins and history of the Philippine independence movement are traced from its push against Spanish rule to the efforts to gain sovereignty from American governorship through major political figures, such as the highly influential Manuel L. Quezon, as well as the American arguments for and against withdrawing from the Philippines through the platforms of political parties and individual politicians. Despite American support for the movement, the Philippine delegates faced complicated political motivations, doubts about the stability of the Philippine government, and concerns about the potential consequences of leaving the Philippines without an American presence. This thesis was completed before the Philippines were granted full independence from the United States in 1946.


Thesis originally submitted to the General Faculty of The Claremont Graduate School.